University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Music Management

Prepare to be one of the next generation Music Industry leaders with this prestigious, personalisable degree. Taught across the Department of Music and the Management School, our programme allows you to specialise in your areas of interest while gaining wider insight into the principles and strategies of management across the creative industries. Suitable for those looking to launch a management career in the music industry and for music creators wishing to enhance their prospects of success. You can choose modules in management practices (finance, marketing, entrepreneurship) and specialise in several areas of arts management (festival management, music branding, audience development, arts funding) giving you the chance to develop an independent programme tailored to your needs ensuring your final dissertation project can be used to take you to the next level. Practical work is embedded in our programme and we have close working relationships with a range of arts organisations including Music in the Round, Tramlines Festival and many others in a city with a thriving music and cultural scene. A range of exceptional facilities and opportunities will support your learning, including rehearsal, performance and practice spaces. The University of Sheffield Concerts Series provides opportunities to get actively involved as an intern or volunteer in staging events, and we support a local and international placement scheme. As the music industry rapidly changes, private and public sector organisations are looking for graduates who can bring a high degree of flexibility and critical insight. The University of Sheffield's Music Management MA provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and experience needed to be a future leader in this environment.

Entry requirements

MA: Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each part, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to the creative and cultural industries; cultural marketing; research methods; music management: planning; music management: events; music management: environments; dissertation (music management). Optional modules: heritage, place and community; art fairs, festivals and exhibitions; fundraising management: sponsorship, philanthropy and the state; managing creative brands; managing museums and cultural heritage sites.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

University and faculty funding is available each year. The closing date for applications is mid-January. The department has a small number of tuition studentships available. The closing date for these is the end of April. You can also apply for a small grant to support your postgraduate research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 21,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 11,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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